IT’S AN AGES OLD QUESTION.. DOG OR CAT? THE NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY SAYS 2014.. WAS ALL ABOUT THE LATTER..56-HUNDRED CATS FOUND NEW HOMES. FAMILIES ABOUT A THOUSAND OTHER CRITTERS ALSO FOUND NEW HOMES.. INCLUDING FERRETS AND HAMPSTERS. A NEW YEAR…A NEW HOME FOR ANIMALS NEEDING SHELTER IN THE COUNCIL BLUFFS AREA. TODAY.. ANIMALS WERE MOVED FROM THE COUNCIL BLUFFS ANIMAL SHELTER TO THE BRAND NEW MIDLANDS HUMANE SOCIETY BUILDING. KETV NEWSWATCH SEVEN’S MOLLY MILES TAKES INSIDE THE NEW, MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FACILITY. Nats: And here’s big boy… BLUFFS WILL RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN A NEW HOME WITH PLENTY OF NEW POSSIBILITIES.(Rosey Higgs/ Executive Director)This is our cat holding area, so ready for adoption … THE NEW 3.2 MILLION DOLLAR BUILDING IS MORE THAN 11,500 SQUARE FEET, AND WILL MORE THAN DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF CITY SHELTER.(Higgs) This was truly built by the Council people saying we want better for animals in this community, and so were going to build it, the building and now this is truly I hope something that Council Bluffs really sees as SHELTER WILL CLOSE AND MOVE OPERATIONS HERE, WHERE MORE EDUCATION AND ADOPTION SERVICES CAN BE OFFERED(Higgs) They did adoptions out of there and they did a great job, they did the best they could, but it’s an animal control facility so it’s built for different purpose. THE NEW FACILITY WILL ALSO HELP MAKE THINGS EASIER ACROSS THE RIVER.(Higgs) The Nebraska humane society estimates they have taken in 12 to 15-hundred animals from the council bluffs a year every year. THE MIDLANDS HUMANE SOCIETY IS EXPECTING TO EASE THAT BURDEN…HELPING MORE ANIMALS FIND THEIR FOREVER HOME RIGHT HERE IN COUNCIL BLUFFS.(Higgs) We hope to make it a wonderful like second-best to home, but of course the best place for an animal to be is in a loving home on somebody’s lap. IN COUNCIL BLUFFS, MOLLY MILES, KETV NBEWSWATCH 7. ADOPTIONS AT THE MIDLANDS HUMANE SOCIETY WILL BEGIN FRIDAY. THE OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING WEEKEND IS JANUARY 17TH AND 18TH.